GHI Conference Travel Grants for GSA Participants

The German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, D.C., is delighted to announce eight travel grants for young scholars (four from European and four from American institutions) in the field of German Studies for the 2014 German Studies Association (GSA) conference. Preference will be given to fellows whose projects fit into the GHI's research foci. We especially invite applications from doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars who will not receive funding from their home institutions.

The travel grant aims to improve the professional opportunities for outstanding, internationally orientated humanities scholars by enabling them to participate in the 2014 GSA conference in Kansas City, MO. Recipients will have to present their work at the 2014 GSA convention.

Successful applicants from European universities will receive a travel grant of 1,700.00 Euro. Successful applicants from US institutions will receive a travel grant of 1,200.00 USD.

The travel grant is open to all highly qualified, internationally orientated European and American scholars (must possess at least an M.A. degree or equivalent state examination). Successful paper contributions must have been accepted by the GSA review committee. Applicants should have already completed some research towards the project and Ph.D. holders must have finished their degree no more than five years previously to the 2013 GSA conference.

Please include the following in your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Abstract (max. 2 pages or 1,000 words) of the planned research project and/or the proposed paper to be presented at the GSA conference
  • Copies of certificates (state exam, M.A., Ph.D., etc.)
  • List of publications

The deadline for application is June 15, 2014. Please contact the GHI with any questions regarding the travel grant and send your applications as a single PDF file via e-mail.